Don’t Diet

Don't Diet
By Matt Stone Don’t diet. Yes it’s bad for you and slows down your metabolism and worsens your mood and does heinous things to your body in a variety of ways. That’s not what this is about. I’m talking about it being unrealistic. If you think you can just go hungry and will away all your cravings, keep it up forever, and not return to eating what you want when...

Mom Forces Daughter to Lose Weight or Pay

One dollar banknotes tied up with measuring tape against white background
By Matt Stone I thought Bob Greene, perhaps America’s leading ambassador for the statistically-counterproductive pursuit of intentional weight loss (dieting), had really crossed the line by having people sign contracts to crash diet. But Greene has been thoroughly topped by the actions of one Korean mother who recently demanded her daughter to sign a contract stating that she (the...

Sex, Lawns and Body Image.

sex outside
By Julia Gumm Coming to terms with human nature in the 21st century is no straightforward task. We are equipped with the most primitive of biologies, a physiology that compels us to do two things: Survive and spread our genes. But teetering o’er top that eatin’, sleepin’ and er, copulatin’ machine, there balances an extremely sophisticated control center. It’s complex enough to get us interested...

Men… Don’t Let Your Woman Eat Salad!

no salad
I write for an online magazine called Raw Attraction Magazine.  I submitted a modified version of this late last night and figured it was worthy of being published on the site – at least until it’s published in the mag at which point I’ll probably have to take it down. In other news my two most popular books – Eat for Heat and Diet Recovery 2, will be available, along...

Massachusetts Fat Letters – BMI Report Cards

Childhood obesity fat report cards
The timeless practice of “looking busy” has reached new heights, and I suspect this is just a small sample of what’s in store for the world in dealing with the “childhood obesity crisis.”  Massachusetts has taken upon itself to issue “fat letters” to parents when a child reaches a body mass index that is significantly above normal.  Yes, this is...
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